Survivor speaker

Photograph: Holocaust Memorial Day Trust

Speakers

One of the best ways to engage with learning about the Bosnian genocide is to listen to the people who experienced it first-hand. We have worked with many organisations, charities, schools, and colleges allowing individuals to hear first-hand testimony and to date we have reached approximately 100,000 people since we began our work. There are a number of options for including a survivor speaker in your educational event.

Sudbin Music

Survivor Talks

We have a range of survivor speakers who can provide one-off talks of various lengths depending on the project or event you have in mind. We can provide speakers for both in-person events and online specific to your requirements.

Typically our speakers are prepared to speak for anywhere between 10 - 60 minutes. We can focus our talks around a particular theme or topic if required and have experience in speaking to a wide range of age groups from primary school children to adults and elderly. Please get in touch if you wish to discuss how you could include a survivor speaker in your event.

Day Out

Refugee Talks

Invite a speaker who has experienced displacement first-hand to join your event. We can provide speakers for both in-person events and online specific to your requirements.

Typically our speakers are prepared to speak for anywhere between 10 - 60 minutes. We can focus our talks around a particular theme or topic if required and have experience in speaking to a wide range of age groups from primary school children to adults and elderly. Please get in touch if you wish to discuss how you could include a survivor speaker in your event.

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Human Library Workshop

Our Human Library Workshop provides a safe space for dialogue where participants are provided the opportunity to speak with survivors one on one. The aim of this workshop is to facilitate in-depth personal conversations to aid understanding of topics that can sometimes be difficult to talk about including the Bosnian genocide, trauma, refugees, racism, hate and prejudice. This workshop can be accommodated in-person or online and can have one or more survivors depending on your requirements. These workshops can also be organised for specific events and focused on different themes including Holocaust Memorial Day, National Refugee Week, Hate Crime Awareness Week, Bosnian Genocide Memorial Day and Srebrenica Memorial Day.

Survivor Stories

Survivor Testimonies

BGET houses a collection of oral and written survivor testimonies, particularly from Bosnians who came to the UK as refugees. Our survivor testimony archive provides educational resources that can be read or listened to at events, or used as a basis for activities. We are constantly working to develop and expand our archive to help you learn about the Bosnian genocide and plan your own events.
 

We are interested in collaborating with educators, teachers, artists and other creative professionals to develop educational resources based on these testimonies.